Classes at the University of Michigan tend to feel large and impersonal. This was not the case in Gateway. Each day we began the class by discussing some abstract, personal question. An example of which may be — “If you could live in another decade, what would it be and why?” We were also asked to share more intimate information through questions like, “On a scale of 1-10, what is your current level of panic?” It was through these questions that our class became unified, allowing us to know each other on more personal levels. They also paved the way for smooth, exciting transitions into the class instruction. These questions ultimately defined my Gateway experience.